Dear fellow chowhounds! It is this time of year again. My medical conference looms up at the horizon, this time in San Francisco. My Princess accompanies me. This gentle creature is very amenable to good food, romantic surroundings, tons of useless luxury and shopping. I will transport her in style-International First, but that is on airline miles. Pickup w white camellias and bubbly in a s500L. Grand lodgings in a fireplace suite at the Marines Memorial Club. But that is tax deductible. Food and shopping is not. And I am poor. So I have compiled the following list of activities that I very much want my fellow peers´views on:
may 17th: Princess arrives late in the evening, gorged on First Class food and bubbly.
I arrive earlier and grab the happy hour at Farallon´s for food and the free happy hour at the Club for drinks.
may 18th: Have rented a mustang. Trip to the Polo outlet store in Gilroy. See my bank account drain. Arrive back for an early meal at happy hour prices at Farallon´s since it is close to the Club and princess possibly is jetlagged and hungover.
may 19th: Tour to Sonoma county and wines. Oyster happy hour at Waterbar until 6 PM Dinner at Alfred´s.
Then my conference starts 08-18 every day...
may 20th; Would love to go to the Reform Club at Specchio´s. Does anybody know if they hold court there that sunday?
may 21st Classical Tadich Grill for dinner
may 22nd: Canteen for dinner
may 23rd oyster and stout at Anchor and hope to 430, Grand Finale w tasting menu at Acquerello
may 24: Fly home. Broke again.
Could we do better when it comes to price/quality/amount of food ratio? Should we try the Club dining room instead of Tadich? Gitane instead? Suggestions for small off-the-beaten track romantic good wineries to visit in Sonoma?
Kindest rgds and tks. Promise to review our choices when we return.